Just a short, but poignant, rant to round out the week. Recently, I hired a new contract worker and after their first onboard meeting with one of the software engineers they reached out in Slack with the following query:
“I wanted to ask if meetings should also be recorded on my timesheet.”
I get it. And at the same time just hearing the question is heartbreaking. What’s worse is contract workers have to walk on eggshells and even ask if it’s okay.
There’s no way to ignore the only reason this exists is because there are still too many employers demanding employees that track their time *not* include meetings; as if their time isn’t valuable. Frankly, it burns me up.
Along with unpaid internships, it’s a practice that should be outlawed.